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RIM Reactions: Goldman Downgrades to 'Sell'

Goldman Sachs: “Evidence that the structural competitive issues are starting to weigh on its growth prospects. We estimate that RIM’s U.S. business declined 15% [quarter-on-quarter]—the second q-o-q decline in a row, and the first [year-over-year] decline. While RIM attributed that to an inventory reduction at a North America customer, we think the magnitude of the decline points more to lower demand at Verizon as a result of its endorsement of Android; our checks showed a dramatic reduction in the number of RIM [models] at Verizon last quarter and better sales for Motorola’s DROID than for RIM at many Verizon stores.”

via RIM Reactions: Goldman Downgrades to ‘Sell’ – MarketBeat – WSJ.

RIM remains the best feature phone company out there.  Too bad that feature phones are not going to survive against mobile computers.